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Kickstarter is the most powerful crowdfunding platform for new and professional creators and creative entrepreneurs alike. Every day, writers, artists, comic creators, and self-publishers are raising hundreds of thousands of dollars to bring their dream projects to life. Still, nearly two-thirds of projects that launch on Kickstarter fail to fund. But the ComixLaunch podcast is changing that by revealing the mindset, strategies, and tactics you can use to successfully crowdfund your project on the platform. Tyler James, the host, has put all these ideas to practice and raised multiple six-figures in funding on Kickstarter across many successful projects. He is a writer, artist, game designer and the publisher of ComixTribe. He has also been a frequent guest on the #1 crowdfunding podcast Funding the Dream with Richard Bliss. ComixLaunch covers pre-launch strategies (social media, list-building, Facebook, Twitter), crowdfunding platforms (Kickstarter, Indiegogo, Patreon and more), how to design a successful campaign from start to finish, including how to set an achievable goal / funding target, campaign marketing, avoiding the pitfalls of fulfillment, and much more. The objective? To help YOU take your career to the next level by turning the Kickstarter platform into a renewable resource that will bring your creative projects to life again and again. Are you ready to launch?

ComixLaunch: Crowdfunding for Writers, Artists & Self-Publishers on Kickstarter... and Beyond‪!‬ Tyler James

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    • 4.9 • 92 Ratings

Kickstarter is the most powerful crowdfunding platform for new and professional creators and creative entrepreneurs alike. Every day, writers, artists, comic creators, and self-publishers are raising hundreds of thousands of dollars to bring their dream projects to life. Still, nearly two-thirds of projects that launch on Kickstarter fail to fund. But the ComixLaunch podcast is changing that by revealing the mindset, strategies, and tactics you can use to successfully crowdfund your project on the platform. Tyler James, the host, has put all these ideas to practice and raised multiple six-figures in funding on Kickstarter across many successful projects. He is a writer, artist, game designer and the publisher of ComixTribe. He has also been a frequent guest on the #1 crowdfunding podcast Funding the Dream with Richard Bliss. ComixLaunch covers pre-launch strategies (social media, list-building, Facebook, Twitter), crowdfunding platforms (Kickstarter, Indiegogo, Patreon and more), how to design a successful campaign from start to finish, including how to set an achievable goal / funding target, campaign marketing, avoiding the pitfalls of fulfillment, and much more. The objective? To help YOU take your career to the next level by turning the Kickstarter platform into a renewable resource that will bring your creative projects to life again and again. Are you ready to launch?

    Creating to the Kickstarter Market with Dreamquest’s Clay Adams & Mick Beyers

    Creating to the Kickstarter Market with Dreamquest’s Clay Adams & Mick Beyers

    Join writer Clay Adams and artist Mick Beyers, creators of the new Lovecraftian one-shot DreamQuest from Fried Comics, for a discussion about leaning in creatively to the type of projects best suited for the Kickstarter audience.

    • 47 min
    Writing & Crowdfunding as a Stay-At-Home Dad with Legends of the Realm’s Jack Holder

    Writing & Crowdfunding as a Stay-At-Home Dad with Legends of the Realm’s Jack Holder

    Over the past few years, Jack Holder has successfully ramped up his crowdfunding efforts, launching fantasy comics and prose on Kickstarter, while juggling the demanding duties of raising a newborn. In this interview, he joins Tyler for a candid discussion about balancing, work, life, and crowdfunding.

    • 47 min
    A Fistful of Pain Postmortem: Lessons From a Record Breaking Comic Book Launch

    A Fistful of Pain Postmortem: Lessons From a Record Breaking Comic Book Launch

    ComixTribe just had it's most-backed, most funded Kickstarter launch ever with Ryan K Lindsay & Louie Joyce's A FISTFUL OF PAIN. In this Kickstarter postmortem recap, Tyler dives deep into the analytics to extract the key components that resulted in such a successful launch.

    • 1 hr 23 min
    How Can Creators Beat the Social Media Algorithms in 2022?

    How Can Creators Beat the Social Media Algorithms in 2022?

    Let's tackle the vexing topic of social media algorithms when it comes to using social platforms to promote your creative work. What's working now, what isn't and so much more!

    • 48 min
    ComixLaunch Mailbag: Kickstarter Qs & Past Episode Follow Ups

    ComixLaunch Mailbag: Kickstarter Qs & Past Episode Follow Ups

    Tyler dusts off the ComixLaunch Mailbag to share some listener feedback on past episodes and answer great Kickstarter questions!

    • 56 min
    Can You Have Too Many Variant Covers?

    Can You Have Too Many Variant Covers?

    Variant covers. Love 'em or hate 'em, they're a HUGE aspect of the comic creator crowdfunding experience and in this podcast, Tyler will take a deep dive on all things variants. What you learn here may shock you and inform your future comics crowdfunding strategy.

    • 54 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
92 Ratings

92 Ratings

Rinagraywords ,

Thank You For The Great Advice

I found ComixLaunch as I was researching how to go about running and setting up my 1st crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter for my comic, Dragon Child. Leading up to my launch, which is now on its second day with my first six backers, I have been listening to the Podcast and reading the free PDF from your website to inform where I am now. Fingers crossed that my Kickstarter gets funded, and thank you for what you do for the comics community.

JeremyDangerDean ,

Wow

I just started listening to this and I am so thankful it exists. Tyler, thank you for providing so much information on Kickstarter and how it applies to comic production. I’ve never seen this information anywhere else. 👍

IllustratorEric ,

An unexpected gem

Tyler Gives us the best attitudes and habits from the world of online business and contextualizes it all for comics creators who want to win on Kickstarter.

I’m in the course and community, and I continue to soak up everything I can because Tyler transforms complexity into the simplicity I need to focus and launch well.

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